T: Certainly, there are other worthy films this year that could be listed under this article’s header. And certainly there will (are!) more to come (I have it on trusted authority Nebraska is quite awesome). But I want to point out a movie I critiqued here, this summer: The Spectacular Now.
Amazing performances all around. Miles Teller WILL be a star. Shailene Woodley put the mess of The Secret Life of the American Teenager behind her (actually, she did that with The Descendants). Supporting cast is amazing as well. It’s just a wonderfully acted movie.
Which, of course, is nowhere without a script to back it up. A director to create a vision. And this movie had both in spades.
No one will even think about a movie about high school seniors. They perceive it as FOR high school seniors. It’s not. It’s truly…spectacular. And if my 66 year old mom and 69 (?!) year old stepdad can see it and love it…I assure you. It’s everything I’m saying it is.